NTSB Identification: DEN83LA023
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, November 11, 1982 in DURANGO, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/11/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 170A, registration: N9164A
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT LANDED AT A PRIVATE AIRSTRIP AND LOST CONTROL OF AIRCRAFT IN A CROSSWIND. THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED THE RUNWAY AND COLLIDED WITH A DITCH. THE PILOT BELIEVED HE LOST CONTROL OF HIS AIRCRAFT BECAUSE OF THE WET RUNWAY AND STRONG CROSSWIND.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

WIND INFORMATION..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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